This can happen too!

We all lose opportunities at some point in life, due to various reasons. But, when the reason is something as silly as your BEARD, you will regret the loss for life. At times it’s difficult to belive the amount of impact a clean shaven look can create. We might normally categorize breaded men or guys with a stubble as hot and the clean shaven ones as cute, but when it comes to being a gentleman, a clean shaven look always works. I realised this when I was once waiting for my turn at a job interview at an events company. As we all know events is a profile where we find smart looking people all around. We were 8 of us interviewing for two positions in the company and i was very sure of losing this opportunity as there were good looking personalities around. I tried striking a conversation with one of the candidates who looked smart enough to grab my attention. I could makeout that he was a little overqualified for the position but wanted to take it up as event management was something he always wanted to do. Exactly when he was making me feel more worthless and my attempt to crack this interview pointless, the interviewer came out of the room to take a look at the candidates and noticed the guy i was talking to. He came nearby and politely asked him to not give the interview. When i later on spoke to mr. smart he told me that the interviewer was of the opinion that if he’s lazy enough to not clean shave for an interview, he would definitly not be active enough to fullfill an events head requirement. I was shocked. I could believe a stubble could make such a huge difference in the interviewers prception and judgements about the candidate that he could reject him without even giving him a fair chance. If only he had got the look, I’m sure the position I am working at today would have been his…Good for me though!

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Rejected for what?!

There was a time in my life when i was trying my luck in modelling and acting. As I had some casting director friends who always told me i should start giving auditions and give it a shot, I considered doing it in my sabatical period. Auditions were always fun. You find a bunch of people sitting with you, rehearsing the same scripts with different expressions and trying various ways to impress the casting director. One strange thing, and for me one of the most irritating fact about auditions were that 90 percent of the ‘artists’ as they address the candidates there, just looked alike. Most of them carried the same look, well built muscular persoanlities with fair skin and the clean shaven look. After a point I was so bored of guys looking exactly the same like the other one sitting next to him, that i slowly started losing interest in even checking out guys around me. I always wondered why is it so important to look this way for an audition. How do directors pick actors for their characters with negative and rustic looks, how does the judgement thing work for them. I got even more curious when at one such auditions which was for an ice cream brand’s print as, the casting guy came out and asked some of the boys to go get a clean shave and come back for the audition. While some with heavy breard where directly declared not fit for the character. I decided this time to talk to them as i got really excited to know why? I spoke to the cameraman as soon as i was done with my audition. He laughed at first but the explained the reason why majority of the times people are declared unfit. The character age groups that i audition for are basically in their late teens or early 20s, if characters in this age group sport a beard it makes them look older than their age which doesnt work for the camera. On television beard and a stubble is actually something used when they wish to show that the character is aging or is going through a rough phase in his life and id depressed and not in a state to worry about his beard. They would definitly not want their lead actor with a chocolate boy appearance to look depressed or old. He also told me about this one show for which they had to pick one out of the two shortlisted actors and one of them was picked over the other just because the clean shaven look worked for him. Bad luck for the other one i must say. This one experience made me realise the underlying messages that a clean shaven confidednt look could convey. It really matters alot!

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The Groom Hunt.

Opinions and choices made by the subconscious mind has a huge impact on our decision making. No matter how insignificant we think some things are, the subconscious mind captures it and influences our decision making at crucial moments. usually make a lot of. It the summer of 2013 and my sister had tuned 25, My family members thought it was high time my sister got married. Pictures of some of the eligible bachelors in town started coming in. My relatives started looking at prospects and sending shortlisted pictures to my sister. I was never really interested in her life, thus was not very much aware of what was going on in the entire process. But after a while my parents realised that its been quite sometime and she’s not even picked one guy to meet and see if things workout. She would just reject guys at one instance and nobody knew what the issue was. Finally my mom decided to approach me as she thought being a sister I should talk to her and figure out what the real reason behind all these rejections were. I decided to help mom out with this one. Also i thought it would be interesting to know what is it that’s going on in her head. What i figured was something i could have not even thought in my wildest imaginations. She did not like any of the prospects as they all looked old fashioned and aged because of their beard. I always though these things don’t really matter to her, but no…it did matter a lot; as she continuously rejected boys just because all the guys shortlisted by my uncle had particular look with a beard that annoyed my sister. I eventually spoke to my uncle and my mom and told them to send her pictures without shortlisting them from their side so that she picked prospects herself. She accordingly started picking prospects who she wouldn’t mind meeting and eventually it turned out that my jiju was the first one to meet her, the first guy she picked who looked exactly like Shahid Kapoor from Jab We Met, the chocolate boy hero who looked like a gentleman with that clean shaven look was exactly what attracted her towards him. Call it destiny or the psychologies behind the clean shaven look, things really worked out for us!

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